Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Saussurea americana -- (American Sawwort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Saussurea americana

The purplish blossoms are composed of disk flowers only.

Location: Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9481, -121.5015, 6510
Date: August 8, 2014
Saussurea americana

A species of dry subalpine slopes, up to an elevation of 7,000 feet, this uncommon perennial has deeply toothed leaves.

Location: Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 8, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Crystal Mountain ridgeline, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9481, -121.5015, 6510
Date: August 8, 2014

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